Trolltech and Nokia have jointly announced this morning that Trolltech ASA, the maker of Qt, will be acquired by this leading mobile phone maker. Nokia is after Trolltech for accelerating to accelerate its cross-platform software strategy for mobile devices. Qt, which is fundamental to the K Desktop Environment (KDE) and earlier this month had moved to the GPLv3
, should not be impacted negatively by this voluntary buyout. The press release in its entirety can be read from the Trolltech website
. The KDE camp is reporting
that Nokia will become a a patron of KDE e.V. and will continue to support the FreeQt Foundation.